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Nick Cammarano has a career winning percentage of .715 and here he shows you the “Read the Defender Drill.” This drill is an offensive drill that focuses on teaching the guards what to do with the ball when a defender closes out on the ball, gives him/her an open look, or a teammate sets a screen.
Athlete Movements: Coach Cammarano sets one player up with the ball on the wing and the defender on the low post just about on the ball-side block. This particular drill starts with the defender throwing the ball to the guard and either closing out on the ball or remaining near the low post block. Coach Cammarano points out that the guard shoots the ball when the defender backs up or remains on the block, or pump-fake and attacks the basket when the defender closes-out.
This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Coaching Middle School Basketball: The Box Offense.” View other world class Basketball videos!
Expert youth lacrosse coach, Kenneth “Bear” Davis, goes over the simplicity yet effectiveness of what he calls the best play in lacrosse, the “Give ‘n Go”. This play is great because an offensive player is able to take advantage of an opponent’s tendency to relax after the offensive player has passed the ball to a teammate. He also goes over a great move for the more advanced player.
Drill Setup: Coach Davis goes through a simple whiteboard illustration of the drill concept.
Nick Cammarano is the head coach of the Frank Antonides Middle School Boys Basketball Team and has achieved almost 300 career wins in 15 seasons. Here you will see two drills related to the Box Offense. The essentials of both drills is for the 2 and 3 to make quick step movements executing the V-Cut and being able to square up to the basket for a shot, or drive to the rim. The V-Cut and the Tandem Guards drills are great for practicing how to freeze or misguide a defender, and creating various opportunities to score.
Drill Setup: For the Box Offense V-Cuts Drill, the 1 man will start at the top of the parameter and the 2 and 3 will be at each low post block (either the left or right side of the paint). And for the Tandem Guards Drill, the 1’s are on the perimeter near the wings and the 2 and 3 are near the low post blocks on the left and right side of the paint, respectively.
Athlete Movements: On the start command for the V-Cut Drill, the 1 dribbles toward the basket and passes the ball to either the 2 or 3 depending on who is open after executing a V-Cut toward the nearest wing. Next, the 1 sprints toward the man he or she did not pass to and screens for the weak side player coming around the perimeter. The player with the ball can either take a shot or pass to the man coming around the perimeter at the top of the key and screen for the weak side player coming to the top of the perimeter, usually the 1.
In the Tandem Guards Drill each 1 dribbles toward the basket while the low post 2 and 3 make a V-Cut to the nearest wing looking for a shot off the catch, or a drive to the basket.
Gain additional insight from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Coaching Middle School Basketball: The Box Offense.” See how you can learn more on Youth Basketball Training.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Rob Rose, provides you with a ‘Lateral Hurdle Hop Drill’ which is great for developing reaction and quickness in your players. This will develop your players ability to make a change of direction to help them dodge a defender or to be a more effective defender.
This drill utilizes a 6” hurdle. If you don’t have one, the player could use their stick as the hurdle. It is best to have the hurdle perpendicular to a line on the field in order to give the player lateral orientation.
The goal is to perform as many two-foot jumps as possible in 10 seconds.
In the 2013-2014 season, Fred Hoiberg led his team to a 2014 Big 12 Tournament Championship and an appearance in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. Watch as Coach Hoiberg shows a couple of scoring options off the secondary break. These options start with a wide pin down screen from the trailer position, which allows his team to be a high scoring unit.
Athlete Movements: This simple action begins with a wide pin-down screen from the trailer position. The wing receiving the screen has the option to curl his cut right into the lane for a lay-up.
The next option extends the Wide Pin-Down action, as Coach Hoiberg guides the wing curls through the lane, but does not receive the pass. The screener will then roll back to the ball and catch it in a “pinch post” area that could result in a hand-off or subsequent ball screen with proper spacing on the backside.
Teaching Points: Spacing on the other side of the floor is emphasized by Coach Hoiberg, as he has a shooter spotted in the corner, the high wing, and a low post player gets to “his room” – the short corner spot off the lane that allows the lane to open up more.
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Fred Hoiberg: Transition Basketball with Six Secondary Break Sets.” View the latest video selections on the Fast Break.